Mood Disorders Laboratory
Cresap Hall Rm 321
Our laboratory examines the relationship between core-brain behavior dimensions and psychiatric symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Two dimensions that we are particularly focused on pertain to how the brain processes threatening and rewarding events in the environment. We propose that depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety may be characterized by distinct profiles of reward processing and reward related brain function and that these profiles may reflect bio-signatures of differential risk. We employ neurophysiology (electroencephalography, event-related potentials) and both structural and functional neuroimaging to test these hypotheses.
Xiaoqing Hu receives an APA Dissertation Award. Congratulations Xiaoqing!
Xiaoqing Hu receives a DRRC grant from the Kellogg School of Management.
Robin Nusslock reveives Young Investigator Grant from the Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation and the Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation.
We're excited to welcome Kate Damme to our lab as an incoming graduate student!
Robin Nusslock wins Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star Award. Link
Congratulations to Laurie Russell for recieving an NIH Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)
Read our new paper on reward-related brain function and bipolar disorder.
Listen to Robin Nusslock discuss bipolar disorder on Wisconsin Public Radio. (WPR)
Congratulations to Christina Young for receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
Samantha Reznik was accepted to Oxford University for the 2012-2013 academic year. Congratulations!
Robin Nusslock was quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the health risks of being left-handed. WSJ
Robin Nusslock wins Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award from the International Society of Bipolar Disorders (ISBD).